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England hockey players to move into Commonwealth village today

England’s hockey players will be among the first to move into the Commonwealth Games village on Monday.
A group of around 20 support team staff were to be the first occupants of the England accommodation overnight on Sunday to ensure that conditions continue to be on track for 48 athletes from the sports of hockey (32), lawn bowls (12) and shooting (4) to move in today.
They will be followed by gymnastics (10), archery (12) and weightlifting (14) on Tuesday.
England Chef de Mission Craig Hunter said: “It’s exciting but also a relief to be able to occupy our accommodation.

England’s hockey players will be among the first to move into the Commonwealth Games village on Monday.
A group of around 20 support team staff were to be the first occupants of the England accommodation overnight on Sunday to ensure that conditions continue to be on track for 48 athletes from the sports of hockey (32), lawn bowls (12) and shooting (4) to move in today.
They will be followed by gymnastics (10), archery (12) and weightlifting (14) on Tuesday.
England Chef de Mission Craig Hunter said: “It’s exciting but also a relief to be able to occupy our accommodation.
“We are now getting back on track with the planned and phased arrival of athletes and we will begin to reach a peak of team numbers (more than 500) on October 5th”.
“There is still a lot more to do to be ready for that peak but, meanwhile, I’d like to pay tribute to our support team staff who have worked sometimes literally around the clock to get everything in place and safe for the first athletes’ arrival.
“It has been a challenging experience but one which will make us stronger as we strive to be successful now on the field of play”.
England’s participation at the Games opens at 8.30am on October 4th with the first session of swimming heats. Double Olympic champion Rebecca Adlington and world champion Liam Tancock will feature in that session.
Hockey starts on Monday October 4th – we will post a full schedule soon.

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